Photography by Lori Sparkman Photography
Why UA Little Rock?
“UA Little Rock offered the ability to commute to school and still maintain a job within Little Rock. The concurrent opportunity for work and education was tremendously helpful in having a lot of real-world work experience when I graduated college. My employer’s generous tuition reimbursement program enabled me to pursue education without financial worry. I was also extremely interested in UA Little Rock’s programs for the arts. Although I ultimately pursued degrees in business, I enjoyed fine arts classes and was active in the theater program throughout my undergraduate studies. The MBA I earned at UA Little Rock has consistently provided validation of my passion for high-quality education and commitment to personal development. The program is recognized by business leaders throughout the state, and I’m often asked about my experience in its pursuit.
Working in the health insurance industry, I draw upon the knowledge gained at UA Little Rock daily. UA Little Rock has proven its curriculum as substantive to Arkansas businesses, and I’ve benefited from the great work of previous alumni in demonstrating the value of our educational pursuits.
Tragically, in the last semester of my MBA studies at UA Little Rock, my mom was a victim of homicide. In response, I founded a non-profit organization to make a positive impact on the safety of our community. Without the business principles learned at UA Little Rock, the task would have been much more difficult.”
Affordable and relevant, a great metropolitan university is critical to the infrastructure of a vibrant city. It also requires a strong alumni association that’s engaged in civic and business leadership throughout the Capital City. UA Little Rock boasts both – with a shared vision for the future. As UA Little Rock celebrates the success of its alumni, the university and alumni reflect on the role the institution plays in the continued economic development of Central Arkansas and the wealth of knowledge is offer current students.
Carl Carter Jr.
‘11, Bachelor of Business Administration – Management
‘14, Master of Business Administration
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Strategic Account Executive